78 Tasting Notes

um, so this is beautiful. is that weird to say? I wasn’t going to get this because of the price, but I probably ordered it while in a sleep-deprived fugue, and then it showed up and I was like ???? guess SOMEONE has to drink this, and since I’m the only tea drinker here, it had to be me. the indignity.

the dry leaves are like the dried remains of some lovecraftian beast, long and pointy and full of doom. I don’t know how to describe the smell, other than complexly delightful, which again is weird since describing the leaves as lovecraftian and full of doom. delightful. BUT DAMN FRIENDS, this was chocolatey, malty, and beautiful and I’m gonna have to save the rest for a Special Occasion. this is Special Occasion tea. also good for watching-the-rain-with-your-cat days.

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drank MMU01 by Material Matcha Uji
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although I have often recommended MMU03 to people and called it “perfect” (it is, truly) I find that MMU01 is the one that I personally prefer and it was really sad finishing off the bag :(

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I don’t think I’ve tried enough ‘floral’ teas, or maybe I’m just some kind of cretin, but this just makes me think of pickles and I’m not mad about it.

bonus: these lil’ buds look like teeny pumpkins.

derk

Clearly a cretin.

Your review made me chuckle :)

tea-sipper

These DO seem pickly, now that you mention it. haha

annie

some days are just cretinous days, and I’ve learned to accept it. and I’m glad it made you chuckle :)

annie

I’ve been meaning to make some more of this, but I keep hesitating thinking ‘do I really want to drink some pickles right now?’ before choosing something else. what an odd thing to think about, hahaha.

tea-sipper

Well, if it makes you think the flavor is pickles, then there is nothing you can do about it. haha :D

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I slept for like 12 hours today and then spent the next several hours drinking this. I can’t say how many steeps I did, but I liked it? maybe it made my stomach hurt though….I don’t know. today was a weird day and ?

Flavors: Mineral, Vegetal

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this is all I’ve been drinking bc it is like drinking a bit of old forest and I love it and regret only buying 1oz.

derk

Ancient Spirit one of my absolute favorites and what really turned me on to loose-leaf teas. Enjoy and buy more :)

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drank Shou Mei by Teabook
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I love this tea. I love smokey/baked goods-y black teas. I was hoping that I could score another tin with the free shipping promo going on now BUT ALAS. I was tempted to get a back-up Double Knit Blend but…I haven’t even opened the one I have yet. shrugs

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I woke up at 1PM today. 1PM. that is craziness and I don’t know how that happened, but even waking up at such a late hour I felt so groggy. this was a sample from the July Sipsby box and it was alright, I put a bit of almond milk in it because who knows and enjoyed it with a stroopwafel. and because I’m a klutz, I also spilled about a tablespoon of the leaves on the floor! THE FLOOR where my cat drags little tiny bits of litter everywhere! so, those leaves ended up being sacrifice to the old ones, who I hope enjoy a brisk tea.

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drank MMU03 by Material Matcha Uji
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Currently drinking the last of this and am v sad. I will miss you, MMU03.

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